Latheronwheel Mains Broch
Another grassy mound, with only the odd stone poking through the grass here and there. The broch is in clear sight of the two brochs at Smerral and the Latheronewheel Bridge broch, and most likely the Knockinnon and Achnagoul brochs as well. Communications seems to be the defining factor in broch placement around the Highlands. Well, they didn't have phones and internet back then, did they? To get word around the Highlands quickly of Roman landings would have been of paramount importance. My guess is that all brochs throughout the Highlands were interconnected by line of sight which would have been a prerequisite to site selection.
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